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Amateur Radio General Class License Training Scheduled

The Northeastern Indiana Amateur Radio Club will offer a series of classes leading to testing for a Federal Communications Commission General Class amateur radio operator license. This series is an upgrade for those amateurs currently holding a Technician Class license.

Classes will be held on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. beginning April 24 and concluding May 29 with the final testing session. There is no charge for the training classes but students are required to purchase a textbook which costs $22.00. The only other charge is a $14.00 license testing fee at the time of testing. The deadline for registration for this series is April 10.

The location for both training and testing is the DeKalb County Annex Building, 200 E. Tenth Street in Auburn. All training and testing is conducted by licensed and qualified volunteer amateur radio operators.

Successful completion of this course will qualify students for a ten-year General Class FCC license. The General Class license allows an amateur to use all modes of transmission on a wide range of amateur radio frequencies.

There is no longer a Morse Code requirement and there is no age restriction for obtaining an amateur radio license. U.S. Citizenship is required.

Amateur radio operators, also known as "Hams" regularly communicate with each other locally, as well as around the world. Ham Radio is the original
"social network" and is a growing hobby numbering more than 700,000 in the United States alone.

For more information or to register, please contact Dave Southern, KC9YY at 260-416-2507.